Léirithe Suime a Lorg - Expressions of Interest Sought

Excavator 180 Course &
Forklift Course

Expressions of interest is sought  for the above courses. The course, should it proceed, will take place in Letterkenny. Duration of courses range from 1 day to 3 days depending on the experience of participants. To express your interest, telephone 074 9520533.


Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail-Community Employment Scheme

Beidh folúntas sa chomharchumann  gan mhoill do dhuine ar mhian leis/léi bheith páirteach sa Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail. (19.5 uair sa tseachtain) Is féidir suim a léiriú/tuilleadh eolais a fháil i dtaca le coinníollacha na scéime ach teagmháil a dhéanamh le Seamus O Baoill, stiurthóir na scéime.

A vacany will exist  in the near future with an comharchumann  for an individual who wishes to participate in the Community Employment Scheme. (19.5 hours per week) To register your interest or to obtain further information regarding eligibility, please contact Seamus O Baoill, the scheme supervisor.

By Phone:
074 9546071
By Fax:
074 9560101
By E-Mail:


Enjoy Irish - a new APP for Beginner learners of Irish

The ‘Enjoy Irish’ app is designed for the adult and student
learner and is based on the book & CD of the same name. It
is ideal for the person who wants to see and hear Irish spoken
for the first time and for those who would like to refresh the
Irish learned at school. Cartoon characters Seán and Gráinne
get to know each other using simple and amusing role-plays.
How to use it
Listen to the native speakers while reading the Irish language
text of the role-plays, prompted by the optional English translation, if desired.
How to get it
Link to the iPhone app store:

Link to the App on the Android store



Intern Vacancy Comahrchumann Árainn Mhór

Ref. INTE-656629


The intern will gain practical experience in working in an administrative environment and in community development work. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following; office administration, preparation of financial accounts, front office software. On completion the intern will have attained skills in working effectively as part of a team; community development work; office administration; financial reporting; communicating effectively with co-workers and community groups.


Skills Requirements

Good computer, literacy, interpersonal and communication skills. Interest in Community Development work.


Please Note:

This is an Internship. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment.

Duration: 9 Months


Number of Positions


Hours per week: 30


Experience Required:

No Experience Required


Education Requirements:

Leaving Certificate Ordinary or Equivalent- ECDL -Working knowledge of Irish language.

Notice _ Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann

Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann – The Federation of Irish Islands is currently collecting a list of names of young islanders who are interested in the work of ESIN- European Small Islands Federation.

It is hoped that a Youth Committee will be formed which would present concerns of young islanders in order to include their opinion to topics being discussed by ESIN. If you are under 30 and interested, please send your details to John (johnbipg@gmail.com) no later than the 30 January 2012.

Donegal VEC - Adult Learner Fair 2012


Donegal Islands Digital Archive

Donegal County Council, in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival Co, The Islands Leader Co and the community organisations that represent the offshore islands in Donegal have established a digital archive of television, video and radio material relating to the the offshore islands of Donegal from the 1950s to the present day.
The islands of County Donegal are a rich and valuable source of cultural and historical materials, much of which has been captured in various recordings. However, to date, this has been available only in disparate form with no central or easily accessible repository. The archive is available digitally in the visitor centres onTory Island and Arranmore Islandand in the Gweedore Library and in the County Museum in Letterkenny.

The Donegal Islands Film and Radio Archive is a unique digital collection of archive material relating to the islands of County Donegal. The archive provides free public access to over 23 hours of film, television and video in the form of 94 separate items such as newsreels, television news and documentaries and home movies.
An in depth understanding of island life can be had through over 14 hours of radio documentaries and news items. Material has been provided to this archive by RTE, BBC, UTV, TG4, TV3, RTE Radio na Gaeltachta, Sky TV, INA, Gael Linn, independent film and radio producers and donators of family footage.

The audio and visual material contained in this archive gives an understanding of the social history of the offshore islands of CountyDonegal from the 1950s to the present day. The collection captures the relocation of some communities to the mainland, the struggle to maintain and improve basic services and the unique cultural heritage of the County’s islands.

Further inormation can be obtained from link below:


Eolas do Shaoránaigh – Citizens Information January Eanáir 2012

Beidh oifigeach ón Ionad Eolais do Shaoránaigh, An Clochán Liath i láthair i gComharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo ar an Chéadaoin, 25 Eanáir 2012 óna 10:30rn – 12:30in. Ag plé le fiosruithe Leasa Shóisialaigh, Deontais Tithíochta, Deontais inslithe, Cearta Fostaíochta, Cúrsaí Teaghlaigh, Cearta Tomhaltóirí, Oideachas & rl.

The Dungloe Citizens Information Officer will be in attendance in Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo on Wednesday 25 January 2012 between 10:30am – 12:30pm. Dealing with Social Welfare Entitlements, Housing Grants, Insulation Grants, Health Entitlements, Employment Rights, Family Matters, Consumer Rights, Education etc

Know Your Rights : Mortgage Interest Relief January 2012

Know Your Rights : Mortgage Interest Relief

January 2012
I’m confused about the changes that were made to Mortgage Interest Relief in Budget 2012. I’m a first-time buyer who started paying my mortgage in 2006. When will my entitlement expire and what rate of relief am I entitled to?

Tax relief for home mortgage interest is not given through the tax system but your mortgage lender gives you the benefit of the tax relief on the interest you pay. This is called tax relief at source or TRS. Your mortgage repayments are reduced by the amount of the tax credit due.

In Budget 2012 it was announced that qualifying loans taken out after 31 December 2003 and before 1 January 2013 will continue to get relief up to the end of 2017. This means that you will continue to qualify for relief at the applicable rate for the next 6 years. The relief will be abolished completely by the end of 2017.

The rate of mortgage interest relief for first-time buyers is 25% in years 1 and 2 of a mortgage, 22.5% in years 3, 4 and 5, and 20% for years 6 and 7. After 7 years the rate is the same as for non-first-time buyers at 15%.
However, if you are a first-time buyer who started paying your mortgage between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2008, Budget 2012 provides for a special rate of mortgage interest relief of 30% for the tax years 2012 to 2017.
The amount of interest on which you can get relief is subject to upper limits as follows:
Single First-time buyer €10,000
Non-first-time buyer €3,000

Married/in a civil partnership/ widowed/surviving civil partner

First-time buyer  €20,000
Non-first-time buyer  €6,000

Adjustments to your tax relief should be made automatically by your mortgage lender. You don’t need to claim relief on your annual tax return or to contact your local Revenue office.
Further information is available from the Citizens Information Centre below.
Know Your Rights has been compiled by Dungloe Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.
Tel: 074 95 61360 Address: Dungloe Public Services Centre.
Information is also available online at citizensinformation.ie and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000.